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Une procédure de redressement du biais de non-réponse : le cas de l'enquête italienne sur la fécondité urbaine, 2001-2002

  • Anna Giraldo
  • Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna
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    The aim of this paper is to discuss and try to address the unit non-response selection problem in the case of a population of interest composed of mothers. A two-stage procedure is used. In the first stage, a short self-compiled questionnaire is administered to a sample of students aged 13. They are then asked to hand to their mothers a more complex questionnaire to be filled in an brought back to school. By linking the two questionnaires, we manage to solve non-response selection problems by means of the same statistical techniques used to control attrition in panel surveys. This type of data collection procedure is recommended for the following reasons: (i) the proportion of unit non-response in standard surveys is sometimes very high, and this can lead to a non-response selection bias which is not easy to control; (ii) the cost of this procedure is very low. This technique was applied to the Urban Fertility Survey (UFS) conducted in 2001-02 in four Italian cities.

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    Article provided by Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED) in its journal Population.

    Volume (Year): 61 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 331-344

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:popine:popu_603_0331
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